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Introduction to Quality Improvement & Knowledge Translation Research

1st Term
Clinical Investigation
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Introduces basic principles of quality improvement/knowledge translation (QI/KT) research. Focuses on efforts aimed at increasing the extent to which patients receive evidence-based therapies. Discusses the concepts, methods, and applications of QI/KT theory and explores real-world QI/KT projects. Outlines the development of a research proposal for a specific QI/KT topic. Appraises a published guideline critically. Reviews literature around a QI/KT topic systematically.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize the importance of and point of view regarding quality improvement/knowledge translation for policymakers, providers, and the public
  2. Describe one conceptual framework for quality improvement/knowledge translation research
  3. Identify and assess barriers and facilitators for quality improvement/knowledge translation interventions
  4. Discuss issues regarding the selection, tailoring, and implementation of quality improvement/knowledge translation interventions
  5. Apply the concepts and tools to a quality improvement/knowledge translation project of the student's choosing
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 75% Student Project
  • 12% Participation in Course Discussions/Activities
  • 13% Course Attendance